The answer is no, Northwestern cannot catch a break. That was proven with the loss of Drew Crawford for the season and Reggie Hearn sitting with an ankle injury. They're the Wildcats' top two scorers. The Wildcats need someone to pick up the slack in the absence of Crawford's 13.5 points per game. Coach Bill Carmody had to use six freshmen to beat Brown. Key player: Sophomore Dave Sobolewski averages 11.3 points and 4.3 assists per game. Key stat: The Wildcats average just 68 points per game and shoot just 43 percent. Big Ten opener: Thursday against Michigan.
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